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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Aug 10, 2007 8:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: can you have too much 77?

i'm goin for all that are on the archive, i've got 23 so far, are there some 77's that really aren't worth the download? and what are some under the radar shows that i should have?

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Poster: Yankee9 Date: Aug 10, 2007 8:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: can you have too much 77?

The answer to your question: you can NEVER have too much 77. Unfortunately there are still some shows that have not appeared in soundboard, and a couple of the AUD sources on shows like 4/25, 4/26, and 4/29 are really week.

The two sleeper shows that seem to get discussed the least IMHO:

5/26/77 and 10/12/77.


These are SICK shows, and do not get discussed very often enough, especially 10/12.

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Poster: jerkwaterdan Date: Aug 11, 2007 1:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: can you have too much 77?

A favorite 77 show of mine that falls under the radar a bit is 5/4/77 Palladium. The second set of this show is a monster, especially the Terrapin>Playin'>Comes A Time>Playin' segue. It's long, it's spacey and contains one of the greatest versions of Comes A Time you would ever want to hear. And how many shows actually ended after the Playin' In The Band reprise? As far as I know it only happened this one time and it's a nice way to wrap up a show. No encore either because I doubt it was needed. A pretty intense set! Check it out if you can, on headphones preferably.

This post was modified by jerkwaterdan on 2007-08-11 08:02:20

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Aug 10, 2007 12:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: can you have too much 77?

may i add this gem - masterfully played, ex sbd

http://www.archive.org/details/gd77-02-26.sbd.alphadog.9752.sbeok.shnf

2 newborns: 1st and maybe best terrapin and 1st estimated. also excellent, spaced out segue playin´ >wheel > playin´, hsf, grate phil solo after grate eyes.... fantastic show

don´t miss it

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Poster: Dimwit Date: Aug 10, 2007 11:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: can you have too much 77?

Nope you can never have too much of a good thing.

You can't get enough 69 either. Take that anyway you want.

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Aug 10, 2007 8:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: 3-20-77

I'd like to mention a show not mentioned much....3-20-77 has my favorite standalone Scarlet (and the last one I know of), which has an incredible climax jam. There's also a lovely, baroque instrumental piece after the Other One between Phil and Jerry.
Unfortunately, it's not on the Archive. Presumably the powers that be are thinking of releasing something from this Winterland run, maybe in twenty or thirty years....

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Aug 10, 2007 8:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: can you have too much 77?

Everyone knows what i'm going to say.

Whether it's under the radar or not, don't dare leave 1977 without 10/29 firmly in your grasp.

If there are any that don't measure up to the incredibly high standards of what I believe is their best year, I would hazard to say some of the April shows...maybe 4/25 Capitol Theater isn't really worth the extra effort (that being said, the show from tw days earlier 4/23/77 in Springfield, Mass. is a MONSTER show, w/the year's most ambitious set list and a killer Scarlet>Fire and so much more...

you can't really go wrong!

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Poster: wineland Date: Aug 10, 2007 8:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: can you have too much 77?

Agreed on the 10.29.77 as must have now, must listen often show of '77. Being from Portland I am overly partial to 10.2.77 ( http://bt.etree.org/details.php?id=508861 ). My new "under the radar" show I "discovered" recently is 11.1.77. Check it out when you have a couple hours to deadicate.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd77-11-01.sbd.jeffm.2485.sbeok.shnf



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Poster: Death&Mercy Date: Aug 10, 2007 8:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: can you have too much 77?

I am a huge fan of 1977, but yes, you can have too much.

You are going to get tired of the truncated Estimateds, the S&D's, the Bertha > Good Lovins, and the NFA's (well, maybe not the NFA's).

March Winterland run, the mid May runs, 6/9 Winterland, and about five shows from the fall (10/16, 10/29, 9/3, 11/4, 11/6?) is enough for me. I think 10/16 is a bit under the radar.

So many great years out there, I really think you need to spread it out.



This post was modified by Death&Mercy on 2007-08-10 15:58:19

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Poster: Speaking in Swords Date: Aug 10, 2007 9:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: can you have too much 77?

6/9 Winterland is real nice. I don't usually like Estimated, but this one cooks. The Blues for Allah material is all nicely fleshed out and I think Donna and Jerry sounded good together on Loser in the first set.

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Poster: Speaking in Swords Date: Aug 10, 2007 9:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: can you have too much 77?

Oh and the AUD sounds great. The audience seems to add a lot to this show.

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Poster: Death&Mercy Date: Aug 10, 2007 9:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: can you have too much 77?

I wrote this review on 10/16 a while back:

Opens with a fun Promised Land, followed by a top three ever Sugaree, a short but good Cassidy, an average Loser, Minglewood, FOTD, Dire Wolf, and a top three ever Music Never.

An outstanding Scarlet > Fire opens the 2nd. A great but short Estimated next > D/S into a decent TOO, an average Good Lovin, a very nice Terrapin, and a top five ever Black Pete. I have always put the '78 Around & Arounds at the top, but the one that ends the 2nd set here just might be the best. An average US Blues as the encore.

I mention the show because it doesn't get a lot of press, and it is one of the true '77 classics. If you're short on time, just add Sugaree, The Music, Scarlet>Fire, Black Pete, and A&A to the IPod and enjoy. You won't be disappointed.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd77-10-16.sbd.lai.3350.sbefail.shnf

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Poster: countmlbjam Date: Aug 10, 2007 9:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: can you have too much 77?

At all costs, pick up 5-4-77. It doesn't get mentioned enough and is as good as that year gets imo. I agree with 10-29 as well. If you want a hot first set, check out 11-6 and make sure you get the truckin. The rest isn't half as good. The 5-17-77 Scarlet>Fire flies under the radar as well is in my top 5 versions for the year.

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Aug 10, 2007 8:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: can you have too much 77?

Agreed with Grendel about 10/29, also 10/2 is a long time personal favorite and a must-have in my book.


One of the things I like about 10/2/77, aside from the great playing, is that the setlist is at least a slight change-upfor '77, with two breakouts ("Casey Jones", "Dupree's")and others that cropped up less often that year ("Let It Grow", "The Wheel", "The Other One", all with 10 or fewer showings out of 60-plus shows in '77).

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